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Nadal thrashes Robredo at US Open

Rafael Nadal destroys fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo for the loss of just four games as he powers into the US Open semi-finals.

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Justice Dept. won’t probe death of teen found in gym mat

The U.S. Justice Department will not conduct a civil rights investigation into the death of a Georgia teen found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, a spokesperson for that agency said Wednesday.

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Alien invaders threaten urban areas

Europe’s urban areas are particularly vulnerable to invasive species as a result of high volumes of trade and more transport links, say experts.

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Hurricane Sandy’s gift of sea glass

Professed “Jersey girl” Christeena Hockin-Minopetros began collecting sea glass from the New Jersey shore when she was 5. She recalls that when she was younger, before the glass became scarce, you could walk home with a bucketful after a day at the beach.

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UK general: Afghan forces effective

Nato’s second-in-command in Afghanistan, UK Gen John Lorimer, tells the BBC that local troops are an “effective force” despite rising casualties.

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Harvard tops global CEO league table

A survey of university backgrounds of heads of major global companies found that Harvard in the United States was the most common place to have studied.

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Hunt concerned by abortion case

The CPS’s decision not to prosecute two doctors accused of offering to arrange illegal abortions is “concerning”, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

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Stressed pupils ‘get lower results’

Teenagers who stress about doing well in their GCSE exams are likely to get lower results than peers who remain calmer, research has found.

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